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Tuesday April 13th

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Zachary Boyce, a first-year law student poses for a portrait in front of the Law School. Boyce had racist comments directed towards him by a fellow law student via zoom chat during class.

Racist incident during UNC law class raises questions about diversity and inclusion

Following an incident during a Zoom class where one student was accused of making racist remarks toward a student of color, some UNC law students wrote a letter asking for the school's administration to condemn the words and actions of the student. The letter and an accompanying petition were presented to the administration and gathered over 360 signatures from current students, alumni and professors in the law school.

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DTH Photo Illustration. The constant influx of news can be overwhelming, especially during a pandemic.

Students and faculty strive for balance between well-being and staying informed

“I think you need to understand that not being informed is not the worst thing, unless it is of primary importance to you to always be up on activist causes,” Anderson said. “If you want to still be activists, you could do something that helps like volunteer and feel like you’re doing something positive about the thing versus just consuming this onslaught of negative news.”  

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